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Sep 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
on the road to technology and on comprehensive immigration reform. to work within the time we have i'm going to dispense with long introductions but let me mention the enterprises. this people has gnltd from europe and she co- founded her company. born in columbia we have alexander he is the do founder of voice bunny and he's a recent father and returned almost right after his little girl was born to the white house to be honored and we'll be hearing about that. and the third narrator is the chief at bright sons. we received his masters in commuter science and other degrees from ucla. join me in welcoming our panel people. and as mayor as one of the finite cities in america why are you supporting immigration >> thank you carl. let me repeat my hangz or thanks for julia and kevin. this is the first company i visit in this city and carl thank you. and the carl bishop group is very important working with our chamber of commerce and the other nonprofit. a simple answer is jobs. the reason i'm working on immigration reform. i used to be a civil rights attorney and helped folks to 0 reunite with
Sep 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
for a town hall with mayor ed lee with the obama administration on the action on immigration founded here just a few blocks away. that what matters is we have a mare that understands the issues a nearest and dear it to us and that's immigration reform. since it's inception we've gotten over 20 visas alone and the feeling is we have a shortage on green talent when we need to go through the steps we need to go through and for the tech community we're focused on opening up our technical school to the global community. we're in a talent war along with a state war on services gov. and anything we can help to create change here means so much to us. we have the mayor who can creative impact so we stand behind mayor ed lee and we're thrilled he's here. i'm so excited to here what he is has to say. thank you (clapping) >> julia and kevin a thank you for being subpoena great community leaders were we're going to have a robust town meeting this is being live for my radio program. we like to let people know in advance. i'm going to ask a few questions then we're going to open it up to you for the aw
Sep 30, 2013 11:30am PDT
in their head. all those comments immigrants are lazy and taking our jobs. imagine the same comments have been made as each immigration wave like the italians and now the mexicans but somehow they've contributed to society and we're growing because when you take a diversity of ideas they don't take your jobs. somebody said that the way we have today, the system we have a help wanted sign on one side and on the other side we have a bored with guns. >> let me build on that then because again, the vote in the senate is happening we believe it's going to be successful. the real battle is in the house. so let's talk about the battle in the house. without naming names a group of 80 executives met with the house and quote we're going to take care of you high terence votes but who cares who picks the strawberries. well, i like strawberries i don't see a lot of american born folks who pick strawberries. we do care we want to see expensive immigration remorseful for all of americans and all americans. so as we go to the house side and why don't we start with maria. what do we need to do so we get someth
Oct 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
members of congress to her and a forum on immigration. posted by the congressional hispanic caucus institute. members of the senate gang of fate discussed the prospects for immigration reform bill at this two-hour event. [applause] >> good afternoon. i hope you have been enjoying all the great session so far today. while the discussions have been phenomenal and the participants engaging, not me be more timely than what we are about to take on this afternoon. this session will address the very important topic of immigration and for the first time in history, we are proud to have five u.s. senators that are called for in stage. if that wasn't enough, we also have five members of the house of representatives. before we jump in, let me just tell you a little bit about my c. hci experience. about 14 years ago, i came to washington d.c. with the goal of learning about public policy and the desire to improve conditions for immigrants in the united states. open a world of opportunities for me. i met him credible advocates who i admired and learned from. i was also fortunate to meet an incr
Oct 4, 2013 6:00pm EDT
to break a new record. in a few weeks, the number of undocumented immigrants deported since he took office will surpass 2 million. even with the partial federal government shutdown, immigration agents are still able to detain, arrest, and deport immigrants. this comes as democratic leaders in the house introduced sweeping new immigration reform proposal this week. to increasemeant pressure on republicans to pass conference of immigration reform for the end of the year. house minority speaker leader nancy pelosi announced the measure wednesday with a call to begin debate as soon as possible. >> we waited for the gang of 8 to be accepted and we graciously deferred to the speaker as to the measure -- method, whether it is one bill, two bills, one at a time, c, whatever it is, comprehensive, and we're prepared be joined by two immigrants who participated in another protest this week, this one at the texas-mexico border in the radio. they were among 35 people detained as part of a call for the obama administration to stop deportations. we will be speaking with a 16- year-old and his father. . -
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Oct 5, 2013 11:00am EDT
the midwest - damaging homes and other structures. >> rallying for reform. immigration activists gather also a tornado... blizzards dropped 33 inches of snow on the great plains, three are dead in related accidents. it's a state of emergency along the gulf coast as tropical storm karen approaches. evacuations are in effect for parts of southern louisiana. >> we go to venice louisiana, with karen is heading. first we'll go to our metrologist who has the latest on the conditions. >> we are keeping close tabs on tropical storm karen. winds are at 40kph. it's expected to make its way to gulf states. it will bring a lot of rain fall along the coast. that's what we are watching closely. as it lifts to the north, and makes a curve to the north-east we'll see isolated rain fall amounts from pennsy cola. we'll watch for that to make landfall tonight, early sunday morning. it's been weakening, not expected to see too many changes in its intensity. a lot of rain associated with it - up ward of 6 inches and localised areas. impacts are lessened the further inland you go. we could see an inch or two acro
Sep 28, 2013 8:00pm PDT
community safer. the u. the u.s. immigration is to target the offenses but everyone in this room the program casts too far a net and it shows in california 7 out of tentacle forbearance as of 2013 had no convictions. so we believe that sf program is a deeply flawed. i want to thank the members while we continue to be a leader in advancing what's right. i want to recognize supervisor avalos it was the members in the community but i think it's important to recognize supervisor avalos and his staff. it's a ton of work and i know the president of the united states that's it what's that is like. we've heard from the citizens in the city they don't feel safe because they could get deported themselves. i share the story from last week you have seen walking down our hallways talking about his home that was burglarized but didn't call the police because of the fear of being dporlt. f this ordinance is important to build the trust in our public safety infrastructure. no one should fear calling the police when they need help. i'm excited about the passage for that reason i know there are angst and emot
Sep 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
generates but to the immigrants and american born. so i'm going to begin with the butterfly love song. long before shakespeare wrote this there's a famous chinese leniently who are forces to separate and die of traffic circumstances and return to life as butterflies. from that legion there's a chinese melody that originated from all the women in 1923 and that chinese melody later became the theme for the butterflies violin concerto. i honor this from china representing the generation of my grand parents who were chinese immigrants in the united states. i trofrm this in an expression of my own. >> don't confuse me. (clapping). ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in ma ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in (clapping) >> after my father died in a two airplane collision over the grand canyon my mom had to singularly raise my sister and me and rogers and hammer stevens you'll never walk alone it has carried me throughout my whole life. i recovered the meaning of you'll never what can alone when i was for church services at a black church. the fi
Sep 29, 2013 1:40pm EDT
immigration. the tea party patriots have a position. >> we do. has been the entire time to secure the border first. was the borders secure and it truly is secured congress can come back and talk to us about everything else. and the reason we have taken the stance as it is very much like when carver stocks of taxing or cutting spending, well, we can increase spending or increase revenues are now. we promised letter we will actually make cuts. we take there were on and so many times and been burned by it if you would just do this with immigration we will get back and secure the border. just do the first thing and then come back and talk about the rest. the other thing about immigration specifically when you look at the senate bill, it wound up being in a 1100, almost 1200 page bill. it moved through the senate quickly, amendments were few, they dropped the final amendment which really was the final bill they voted for it the following thursday or friday. so much like obamacare. we have a problem with the obamacare, immigration. >> is immigration a money issue? >> we have not approached it from
Sep 30, 2013 1:20am EDT
accountable. as the mexican issues like immigration, to the team for the patriots have a question? >> we do have a position and it's been the entire time to secure the border first and once the border is secure and it truly is secure, the congress can come back and talk about everything else. the reason we've taking that stance is that it's very much like when the congress talks about taxing or cutting spending they will say we can't increase spending or revenues right now and we promised we will actually make cuts. we've taken the word on it so many times and have been burned by it. they said if you live through this with emigration we will give back secure the border so many times. do the first inning and then come back and talk about the rest. the other thing about immigration specifically and when you look at the senate bill, the gang of eight bill in the senate, you want to be in 11,000 -- ayman 1100 almost 1200 page bill. and it moves through the senate very quickly. the amendments were very few. they dropped the final amendment which was really the final bill, 1,187 page bill on a fr
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Oct 5, 2013 1:00pm EDT
to pose a huge threat. >> jonathan, thank you. >>> supporters for a comprehensive immigration reform are holding rallies in 154 cities across the u.s. they want congress to pass the immigration bill. the rallies directed at house republicans who refused to put the bill o on the calendar for a vote ending obama from deportations. joining us live in new york, we've seen the rally in chicago, what is the scene like there in brooklyn? >> reporter: you'll have to forgive me, thomas, if i'm having a hard time hearing. this is a rowdy crowd behind me. hundreds have literally shown up in brooklyn to fight for immigration reform, and who better to talk about that, i'll bring in felix guzman. tell me, how many years did you come to the united states? how long have you been here? and tell me about your citizenship status. >> we came to new york, and we're here because we want to send the message to president obama, and we want immigration reform for everyone. this week my brother went to the white house, and he was arrested in front of the white house, so we want to tell them we don't want this
Oct 1, 2013 1:30am PDT
you was his background. he was on a bus. he went to immigration service. he was on a bus. he was taken to tijuana and released. no lawyer in that process. every religion that i'm familiar with teaches that things like that are not the right way to go and we do have public officials who are happy to mention their own religion and i get a kick out of it and check their voting record because on this issue and on your issue, they are part of the problem. who are they? they are your friends. they are the people you like. they like environmental things, other things. these things i tried to talk to them and so have others much more powerful than i am. he was in mexico for 3 months. he had a mental breakdown. he thought he was dead. to check if he was dead he stepped out in front of a trick and the truck missed him. and his mother went day in and day out to check the bodies in tijuana and finally he wondered back and finally the lawyers at a c l u, made a case t . the government was unrepent ant. the best way to do is go to the place and look at the people and be a voice coming out as best y
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Oct 5, 2013 4:00pm EDT
rally around the country pushing for immigration reform. >>> day 5 and counting of the government shutdown, but today, con congress finally, found something they could agree on. the house passed a bill authorizing back pay for federal furloughed employees when they get back to work. >> we can vote to open the government today. we know that there are enough members of the house of representatives, democrats and republicans, who are prepared to vote to reopen the government today. >> the pentagon is reopening kind of. rattle pinkston joins us from capitol hill to explain why workers at the defense department are going back to work. >> jonathan, this is pretty significant news. chuck hagel says that most of the 400,000 civilian defense department workers will be recalled under the authority of the pay our military act. this was the law passed shortly after the government shutdown began which excludes active duty military from the shutdown. now, secretary hagel is saying some civilian employees will also be included. he points out on legal guidance with the department of justice as we
Sep 30, 2013 1:40am EDT
about the rest. the other thing about immigration specifically and when you look at the senate bill, the gang of eight bill in the senate, you want to be in 11,000 -- ayman 1100 almost 1200 page bill. and it moves through the senate very quickly. the amendments were very few. they dropped the final amendment which was really the final bill, 1,187 page bill on a friday. they voted for it the following thursday or friday so much like obamacare and we had a problem with obamacare and immigration for the same thing. >> but is immigration a money issue? >> we haven't approached it from a monetary standpoint. we said it is the congress's role. keep america to secure the border let's start with that and that's where we have taken it. and on a principled stand, we had a problem with the process that went through with obamacare we have to be intellectually honest to say if it is happening and the republicans involved even if one were to claim to be a tea party person. if they are doing the same thing then that is still wrong. it doesn't matter who's doing it if it is wrong it's wrong. so we
Sep 29, 2013 6:30am PDT
that our kids get the best education possible and this is a story about immigrants in our great city. and so why not you have the first chinese mayor inviting immigrant community to really identify the talent in our community and allow me to give them appointments in the various moo commission and the city and i want to announce my newest point to the aging commission because per not getting younger i want you to know doctor sham meret tan knee has been selected to be on our commission on aging and yes, he is going to help us because there is a lot of you that want to be in our city and you want to make sure that healthy nutritional unusuallile programs and housing are constructing wisely and so i have asked him to step forward and i have asked john paul s ema h a who has been on our treasure island and watch what he is going to do because that is a new part of our city and it's one where if he conducts all of the work that he is going to do as a commissioner on treasure island, he is go to get a lot more treasure island to serve the that you saws of small residents that are a part
Oct 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
degree murder. >>> california governor jerry brown signs a law allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's license. according to the national immigration law, california is one in 11 states that enacted a law for immigrants to get driver's licenses. >>> take a look at this rare two-headed cat in vermont. vets say she is perfectly healthy, though. she even eats and moves with both heads. that's quite a sight. >>> the dow dips below 15,000. you won't be getting unemployment numbers today since the government is partially closed. >>> might be the most hyped ipo since facebook as twitter is looking to raise $1 billion. twitter earned 80% of its revenue from advertising. it also logged about $70 million in the first half of this year. >>> a bank error in your favor to the tune of a trillion dollars. sounds pretty good to me. it happened to a handful of mississippi bank customers who woke up to trillions of dollars in their bank account. bancorpsouth corrected the error a few hours later. >>> a viewing tower made of 89 copper plates in china. critics say it's another example of wast
Oct 5, 2013 2:30pm PDT
saving people because the law says if i provide aid to these immigrants, i am helping them immigrate to italy. what an absurdity. the incident has raised questions about laws designed to make it more difficult for migrants to reach european shores. critics say the laws put the migrants at risk. the european commissioner for humanitarian aid called on the e.u. to open its borders and show solidarity with the less fortunate. the president of the italian parliament paid a visit to the refugee center on bloomberg is a -- where the survivors are being held. she said the disaster showed it was time for a change to europe's approach to immigration. >> coming up, soccer results. first a look at other headlines around the world. greenpeace supporters in hong kong have called for the release of turkish activists under arrest in russia. similar protests are scheduled around the world. the activists face piracy charges for attending to board a russian drilling platform in the arctic. weapons experts are continuing the efforts to identify chemical weapons sites in syria. the syrian government has
Sep 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
signature segment, should undocumented immigrants benefit from lower in-state college tuition rates? >> we have people struggling that are hard-working citizens, new jersey citizens, where do they fit into this? >>> and helping consumers make sense of the affordable care act. next on "pbs newshour weekend." >> "pbs newshour weekend" is made possible by -- the miriam and ira dean wallach bernard and irene schwartz. roslyn p. walter. corporate funding is provided by -- mutual of america. designing customized individual and group retirement projects. that's why we're your retirement company. additional support is provided by -- and by -- the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >>> this is "pbs newshour weekend." >> good evening, i'm hari sreenivasan. thanks for joining us. the budget impasse continues and a federal government shutdown is now set to begin in a little more than 24 hours. today, a top democrat said the partial shutdown is all but certain. >> we know what's going to happen. tomorrow the senate will come in
Oct 2, 2013 2:00pm EDT
is identical to s. 1566, a bill providing for a short-term extension of iraq special immigration visas as passed by the senate, the bill be rethree times, passed, and the motion to reconsider be laid on the table with no intervening action or debate. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent that if the senate receives a bill from the house which is tiefl s. 15 -- which is identical to s. 1566 -- i guess we only need to read it once. the presiding officer: correct. mr. reid: that should do it. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that if the senate receives from the house any of the following joint resolutions or bills by 11:00 a.m. on thursday, october 3, that those measures be considered to have received their second reading and objection to further proceedings considered to have been heard under the provisions of rule 14 during thursday's session. h.j. res. 70, 1, 2, 73 and h. -- 70, 71, 72, 73, and h.r. 320. the presiding officer: there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that whe
Sep 30, 2013 12:00am EDT
immigration, and some people booed him,. i think of the traders out in all weather, working at all hours, and they said, this country doesn't seem to be rewarding our hard efforts. this society is losing touch with our values. i think of this beautiful spring day and this face in the crowd, this young woman who said she was an ambulance controller, so proud to be working for our national health service. and so proud of her young son, because she was a single parent, 19 years old, and she said, why does everyone portray me as a word in on the system? i am going out there. i am doing the right wing for our country. why doesn't anyone listen to my voice? [applause] then i think of someone i met just around the corner from where i live. he stopped me in the street. he said, where is your bodyguard? i said, i don't have one. he told me his story. i go out, i do the work. i go all around the country. i earn a decent wage, but i still cannot make ends meet. he said, is anyone going to do anything about those gas and electric bills that go up faster than i can earn a living. he wanted somebody t
Oct 3, 2013 11:00am PDT
today, giving undocumented immigrants new life. >> a behave area company patents new of using toothpaste to clean a denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why dentists recommend polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. [ male announcer ] polident. to those whoworried...... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at or call 1-800-752-6631. >>> governor brown signed historic legislation this morning that allows undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. it a
Oct 3, 2013 5:30am PDT
that the immigrants tried to call for help, but their phones could not reach anyone on the italian coast guard, so they hoped to draw attention to themselves by lighting a fire. that fire got out of control which is why we see a high death toll. we know so far that one person, a suspected people smuggler, has been arrested as a result of this incident. unfortunately, this is a common occurrence in italy because i produce is closer to africa than the italian mainland, so it is a popular -- lampedusa is closer to africa than the italian mainland. pope francis himself highlight the problem when he made lampedusa the first place he visited since he became pope, to highlight the plight of its people. unfortunately, many of them do not make that journey and reach italy alive. >> seema gupta reporting from italy. jean franÇois, thank you for speaking to us. this tragedy is not an isolated incident. many refugees daiichi year trying to make this difficult crossing into europe. what can be done to help them? -- many refugees daiichi year trying to make this difficult crossing into europe. what can be done
Sep 28, 2013 8:30pm PDT
of this effort thank you for standing together. across our deprives immigrant community it's a testament to how power our community is to get that kind of unit thank you. it's truly been an honor to work on that legislation >> thank you supervisor avalos. >> thank you very much. good afternoon, everyone. as an early supporter of this ordinance i want to recognize supervisor avalos he said to me ♪ his office this is going to be a big deal and i applaud you are inform your leadership. i believe that a aviate majority - you know we've got to find a better word than undocumented but nevertheless, that policy will provide people with protection. i too want to acknowledge the amazing staff time that's been dedicated and andrew has been mentioned in my office and others. i want to acknowledge some of the nonprofit organizations and cfos that helped me to process this information. thank you ladies and some of our allies and also want to acknowledge the equal rights commission i don't see any here but i want to mention them. i spent a lot of time talking about with the african advocacy and thank you
Oct 4, 2013 4:30am EDT
, illegal immigration will be able to get valid driver's licenses. california officials estimate nearly 1,375,000,000 illegal immigrations who apply for -- 1.5 million illegal immigration who apply for driver's license get e get one. >> now the national guard is being called back to deal with tropical storm karen. about 1,000 civilians from the national guard were sent home. 10 were called back on thursday and 25 more today and dozens more could be calls back, depending how bad the storm is. >> 4:49 is your time. time to check on the forecast. i know we're keeping a close eye on karen. >> absolutely. everything an effect on us somehow, some way. let's talk to jacqui jeras but how that could affect us. >> the remnants of karen will make its way here on monday. still a little bit of uncertainty what impact it will have on our area, but reasonably, we could expect a few inches of rain as karen gets hooked up with the cold front. we still have a couple more nice days to enjoy so the timing is good. 61 at dulles. 61 in gaithersburg. culpepper at 61. 59 in winchester. if you notice, there is qu
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Oct 5, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >> thousands across the country rally for immigration reforms. still ahead - more on their fight to become legal residents. >> president obama weighs in on a sports controversy. the names of dc's football team, what he would do if he owned the washington team. conversation [ music ] >>> pro-immigration rallies are being held in over 150 cities across the country. democrats are asking congress to pass an immigration bill. the rallies are directed at house republicans who have refused to consider the bill. chicago mayor will lend his voice to the cause. >> wherever they come, they always come here to the most american of american cities - the city of chicago - to give their children a chance at the american dream, education and vision. >> to tell us about the rally in new york, we are joined. you were out there in brooklyn with them? >> absolutely, lively rally, more than 1,000 people flooded a square near the brooklyn bridge. they are asking congress to pass immigration reform that carves out a path to citizenship to 11 million undocumented workers already here. demonstrators came with thei
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Oct 5, 2013 2:00am PDT
do. >> let me move on to immigration. >> you disagree? >> that sounds like separate but equal to me. it's marriage in everything but name because we don't want to touch that. >> republicans in my opinion will never win the youth vote. i don't think they will ever win another election if they don't support gay marriage, in my opinion. >> the issue is gay marriage and marriage equality, don't ask, don't tell. it's not about pandering to a demographic. for democrats and people who identify as liberal. it is about doing the right thing. >> it can't just be marriage, too. it's important but it's only one small part. just as if not more important is end ing discrimination, passing enda, making sure there is equality. marriage is just one small part. >> i personally think government needs to stay out of religious institutions. marriage being a religious institution it needs to stay out. civil unions is one thing. ♪ nice car. sure is. make a deal with me, kid, and you can have the car and everything that goes along with it. [ thunder crashes, tires squeal ] ♪ ♪ so, what do you say? th
Oct 3, 2013 5:00am PDT
of italy a massive rescue operation under way after a ship packed with hundreds of immigrant sinks here sicily with deadly results. >> kristen, there are different numbers coming out right now. there are reports of 78 bodies being recovered at the scene there but one italian official says 94 people are dead. we know some 160 people have been rescued and that rescue operations do continue right now. helicopters and rescue boats are continuing to search the accident scene and also local fishing boats have pitched in. more than 260 people are missing. the boat is actually thought to have been carrying 500 people immigrants from africa seeking refugee status on the closest italian island to africa. the coast guard believed it launched from libya. the boat apparently capsized and then caught fire. rescue workers report that someone lit a fire to report the boat was sinking and that caught the ship on fire. it's the second dead crash this week, 13 people drowned last week trying to reach sicily. >> katie, thank you. >>> 5:01. time for a look at the weather in the bay area, mike? >> it's a lit
Sep 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
thursday night. the fire chief stays fire will most likely burn for about a week. >>> an immigrant mother in the bay area finding her voice and her dignity. the film festival showing maria of many and will chat with the film maker next. >>> plus why did it happen? they're looking for an answer that maybe is not an answer they're going to find. >> well, even the unanswerable doesn't intimidate this week's jefferson award winners. what they're doing to help families avoid the tragedy they endured. ,,,,,,,,,,,, (oh-jack-ee-ahns) have rais . >>> this week's jefr sign ward winners are a formitdable team. together mary and vic four children built successful careers. vic wivenz mayor of palo alto, but kpix 5 says none of that prepared them for what happened nine years ago. >> i was very naive sitting out there, you know, just thinking, boy, i have great kids and i'm a good guy and everything will be -- everything is just fine. >> that's when vick and jackie learned their 21-year-old son adam a student at uc davis died by suicide. >> most people asked the question why. >> what vic and mary learne
Sep 28, 2013 8:30am PDT
with many of the chinese immigrants coming to san francisco to join in the immigration station just to reach our shores. this new bridge will not be just an engineer marvel but carrying 2 hundred and 80 thousand vehicles between san francisco and the east bay each day and hundreds of thousands of bicyclists at the same time. today marks the historic part of our region but it's a long ending of a long chapter after the 1989 earthquake. just 29 years ago it took 63 lives. and we were forced to with & an accepted opportunity to build something better. in my city because of the earthquake the embark freeway is gone. now the service retrofit of today's bay bridge will insure that when the next massive earthquake hits our infrastructure will withstand that. it serves as ingenuity and it will help us. as we say thank you to the contractors and the engineers, the men and women in our labor force and their representatives and as they go on to other bridges, other transportation projects like bart extensions as we say goodbye and as their role becomes less visible and as they go into comfortably and m
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Oct 5, 2013 12:00pm EDT
you. >>> supporters for comprehensive immigration reform are holding rallies in over 154 cities across the u.s. they wanto congress to pass the bill brought by democrats earlier this week. they are addressed at house republicans who have refused to put the bill on the calendar and to get president obama to stop deportations and andy, good to see you. this is a national effort. what are we expecting from the rally in chicago? >> we have had singers who organized this event. they say what they are doing is holding republicans to a promise back in the summer now, house democrats unveiled their immigration reform bill. now, the organizers of these across the cities, about 154 cities, in fact, across the country say they are holding republicans to that promise to make october the month to get this done. now, earlier today, governor quinn, the democratic governor here in illinois spoke at the rally. i asked him with all of this talk about the shutdown and all of the focus seemingly on that right now, how can you get people behind the idea of i immigration reform? here is what he said. >> wel
Oct 3, 2013 6:00pm PDT
, california new law granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. >> a bill that >>> california is on a list of states that will allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. governor brawn saying it's only the first step. abc 7 news is in los angeles. >> from dignitaries to dish washers, several hundred people crowded on to steps of l.a. city hall in support for landmark legislation that grants driving privileges to undo documented immigrants in california. >> no longer are undocumented people in the shadows they're alive and well and respected. >> supporters of the legislation hailed it as a major step towards rights. >> those immigrants come with hopes and aspirations to realize the american dream. >> ab 60 will grant people a special driver's license so long as they pass the required test. according to officials they will be valid for driving purposes and cannot be used to fly for voter registration or receive public benefits, critics say the law goes too far. >> this was kobled together in three hours of session it and doesn't address concerns i don't think it's goi
Sep 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT
third of latinos are uninsured and a group the gop has already alienated with the steps on immigration and trying to now defund the obama care act. the approval is twice as high as it is among white americans. joining us now to talk about the effect the health care debate has had, around immigration as well raul reyes, why in general, i hate to have you speak for all latinos, why are they so much more in favor of obama care than most americans? >> certainly because of the statistics you mentioned. they are in favor as we stand now. let me give you a real quick snapshot of the lat no community and health. they disproportionately affected by aids, hiv, asthma, heart disease, diabetes. our community could certainly benefit from the type of coverage that the affordable care act provides. i want to also emphasize something else, not only would latinos benefit from the affordable care act, but the affordable care act would benefit from latinos because these conditions are largely preventible with care. latinos do tend to be on average younger and healthier than most americans so the more lat
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Oct 3, 2013 8:00pm EDT
liner on immigration reform hasn't won him a lot of favors among latinos who make up roughly 51% of the district's population. but people in this accumulate tee, some 40 miles east of downtown l.a. are also talking about jobs, health care, and the government shutdown. >> hello? i mean my goodness, it's just -- oooooooooh. it's very frustrating. >> reporter: liz serves more than just breakfast at the coffee shop, she is not shy about offering a healthy side of hol -- politics. >> gary miller isn't a shining example of coming to fight for his constituents. i know i will not vote for him in the next election. >> around town miller's other constituents have this to say. >> he is not really in line with my values and my -- my political orientation, and he's not in line -- i mean i'm a big fan of obamacare. >> i don't think they are going to listen to a kocongressman fr this area. >> congressman miller hasn't spoken publicly about the shutdown, but in a written statement he says in part . . . miller did not address his fight for reelection, but metro editor for the local paper, ryan
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Sep 30, 2013 3:00am EDT
and basically being questioned by police and immigration officials because they want to know who actually arranged this whole trip, who was the smuggler here. one man lost eight of his children and his wife. they're all devastated. they said they didn't know what was going to happen to them. they actually managed to leave lebanon. they set there was an area that was a lot of syrian fighting going on, this area of lebanon. they left lebanon to go to jakarta. after five days they sent distress signals to indonesian officials. they saw their own rests drowning. if they would have known that this is what was expected and they would not have reached australia in the first place because of the new restrictive policy they would have gone home right now. >> top of the agenda, immigration and asylum seekers. there are a number of controversial issues there, aren't they? >> yes, it's very controversial, and in the last few days of course. indonesiaen officialindonesian t about it because they are worried about the country's what is if australian boats reach waters, and the other thing is, if the bo
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Oct 5, 2013 10:00am EDT
off peak hours. immigration activists are taken to the streets to voice sport for comprehensive reform. rallies are expected nationwide today. those are the headlines. consider this is coming up next. for news updates all day long, head to [[voiceover]] no doubt about it, >>> there are many bills to reopen parts of the government to make sure federal workers get their back pay. none are expected to oh get through senate. house democrats hope to get a majority to sign on to a dischargeed position, a procedural motion to force a bill that will fully fund the government to the floor nap is not ebs expected to go very far either. neither are talks to john boehner and president obama. >> i was at the white house the other night and listened to the president some 20 times told me why he wasn't going to negotiate. so, i'm happy to negotiate with the speaker boehner but we can't do it with a gun held to the head of the american people. >> for more on washington's current pace of grid lock, i am joined by washington, d.c. by brad miller, a north carolina democrat and now a senior
Sep 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
that matter to your money, give me 60 seconds on the clock. it's money time. >> illegal immigration is on the rise after falling during the recession. the attraction? low-wage jobs are being added. there's also optimism that congress will eventually reform immigration. more happy housing news. home prices jumped 12.4%, and even with rising mortgage rates, new home sales climbed 8% in august. apple hit the high, blackberry hits a low. apple announced a record 9 million iphone olympics sold in the first weekend. apple stock soared on the news, but blackberry shares won't be around much longer. the company is going private for $9 a share. just five years more than half the market of smartphones. >>> chrysler is going public, the american auto maker has made quite a comeback since going bankrupt in 2009. >> new franchise that might not make you fat. burger king is offering crinkle cut 40% less false, 340% fewer calories. the catch? they're slightly pricier than the original. >> less fat. does that mean less taste? we'll do the legwork. i've got to tell you, not too bad. mcdonald's learn
Sep 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
policies like immigration, corruption and such. these are the topics they are voting for. >> across europe, there is a tide that is turning right. alternative for germany just missed out on a place in the bundestag. in sweden and finland, there has also been gains. here in austria, eurosceptic and right-wing parties are gaining support from people who believe that the main issues appurtenant to them -- important to them aren't being addressed. >> we need to slow down immigration. i have nothing against foreigners but enough is enough. >> the eu is saying where the money should go to. it should stay in their own country and the eu shouldn't be like, shouldn't dictate everything. >> it used to be that all parties put austria's interest first. now, it is different. >> the freedom party in austria made significant gains. critics call it xenophobic. its leader begs to differ. >> i love austria. i don't hate foreigners. >> even so, the party adopted a different campaign tactic that it had in previous elections. >> the message about religious values, the sense of talking about them a lot your nei
Oct 2, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, including a tax on immigrants, -- attacks on immigrants. harlan and is debating a new rule that would -- parliament is debating a new rule that would outlaw -- the party leader is also due in front of magistrates on wednesday afternoon to face the charge of belonging to a criminal organization. if convicted, those indicted could face prison terms of at least 10 years each. >> irrational, absurd, and an outrage. that is the reaction from greenpeace after 14 of its activists were charged with piracy by the russian authorities. they could face up to 15 years in prison. olivia saldivar -- salazar wins the reports. >> standing in solidarity with environmentalists, protesters in germany took to the country's petrol stations, speaking out against the treatment of greenpeace activists detained in russia. >> i am here because i'm calling for the release of the 30 activists and journalists who demonstrated against gas drilling in the arctic and detained by russian authorities. >> the russian coast guard came aboard a greenpeace boat on september 18 and seized 30 activists, who were there protes
Oct 3, 2013 5:00pm PDT
undocumented immigrants to get california driver's licenses. they will look siglightly different than those carried by u.s. citizens. >> it is unfortunate license -- it is understanding that the governor wanted to comply. we'll be working with community workers and with the state that there aren't abuses because of the differences. >> many undocumented immigrants drive any way, but now they'll have to take a drivers test and get insurance coverage. the state begins issuing them in january of 2015. >>> yesterday the verdict. today his reaction. we're hearing from conrad murray. the jury ruled aeg live was not liable for jackson's death. dr. murray says he cried when he heard yesterday's verdict. >> i cried because for once the world was allowed to hear some of the facts as it pertained to this matter. i was very relieved. >> murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter of jackson's death in 2011 and sentenced to four years in jail. he's expected to be released in a few weeks due to the overcrowding issue. >>> ten years ago, her ticket led to community service, which led to a whole new mi
Oct 5, 2013 4:00pm PDT
there's a huge upside to immigration reform. >> immigrants can fully contribute into society. we believe we're see more businesses open up and we're going to see more trust in the community. in general, safer communities because there's not going to be a fear that families might be separated. >> today's event, one of nine in california was sponsored by people improving communities through organizing. >>> a huge crowd join the fight today against lou gehrig's disease. the three mile walk raised funds for als. the fatal disease attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. >> it brought our family really close together. if we can support other families going through the same thing, that's what i want to keep doing. >> money raised for today's event goes for treatment and research of als and support people living with the disease. >>> absolutely spectacular weather. not too hot, not too cold and a great night for a playoff game. >> i would agree. anthony, what do you have for us? >> i think all that's possible. we're looking at some warm temperatures today. it started off cool. climbing
Oct 4, 2013 5:30am PDT
their boat capsized but 200 more are still missing. the incident has put european immigration regulations in the spotlight with a chorus of calls to open more legal ways to come to europe. this is not the first migrant disaster in recent years. >> scenes like this have become commonplace in southern europe particularly on the italian coast. 25,000 refugees are thought to have drowned in the mediterranean and the last 20 years. 2000 died in 2011 and 1700 last year. a report released finds that italy must do more to tackle the worsening situation. the italian ministers have emphasized that this is the gateway to europe, not just to italy calling for europe to shoulder responsibility. >> we are baffling and europe to obtain maritime patrol for our coasts. this is a border of europe thanks to the program. >> frontex is the agency in charge of internal border security. a new surveillance agency is due to begin in september. it aims to pull information on boats carrying illegal migrants by trafficking networks and help save refugees in distress. the un special reporter said by closing their
Oct 3, 2013 6:00pm PDT
immigrant -- driver's licenses to illegal illegal immigrants. it will be changing application forms. the dmv is considering changing the look of licenses. >>> norses at john -- norses at john muir voices to accept a deal. it includes 7.5% pay increase and strengthens nurse to patient staffing. the nurses retained a key provision of their healthcare plan. >>> happening tight now, sharks -- happening right now, sharks fans are celebrating the start of the season. downtown san jose. the season kickoff rally started before 5:00 p.m. you can see a lot of people gathering showing team spirit, all ready for the new season. the san jose shark at the canucks at 7:00 p.m. tonight. >>> and the oakland solceium. we are 24 hours away from the oakland a's first western division game against the tigers. oakland is in the national spotlight and raising questions about whether the colosseum could handle the crowds. ktvu's rob roth went inside to see the reparations. >> reporter: by this time tomorrow the colosseum should be packed and loud as they get ready for the playoffs. >> reporter: today workers were t
Oct 4, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >>> undocumented immigrants are one step closer to being able to legally contain a california driver's license. governor brown signed the bill in los angeles calling it an important expansion of immigrant rights and the bill should serve as an example to other states. it cannot be used to vote or receive public benefits. >>> adobe is syping a warning -- is sending a warning to three million customers. the san jose company says user names, pass words, credit card numbers and other personal information was compromised. >>> today there is a job fair for a new and unusual restaurant in concord. the lazy dog is under construction. it is scheduled to open late next month. the restaurant is looking for 200 workers. people interested in working at the dog friendly cafe can interview at a center set up just outside of the restaurants location. just off of interstate 680. >>> 4:52 is the time. cakes to the way -- changes to the way police investigate crashes. >>> and a big surprise during construction of the new 49ers stadium in santa clara. the reason more fans could attend the games come next season.
Sep 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
are talking about family housing how do we incorporate family success. are we going to pay for an immigrant family. we have to include family economic success in that conversation. for us really exploiting this model, right now we are connecting academic achievement and family economic success. but we think economic success is fundamental to these constituents. lastly i want to talk about service integration. one of the things that we have done at meta now through practice now we know what that means. what are the systems that which i have ton -- to be honest with you. a year 1/2 ago we didn't know what that was. we tried it and failed and we improved it. the whole concept of service integration about how integration with non-profit and the school district work well together. that's the thing, work well together. right now there is no organization like meta to look at what my partner is doing. there is no leveraging of this resources that are actually going to serve the same population. we had a conversation today with the mission wellness center today. they serve 13,000 people, we serve
Sep 30, 2013 11:30am PDT
and 16,000 immigrant esl students, the annual wage loss for the city college for these 5,000 no diploma people would be about $9,000 a year. you would increase probably their struggle to live in the city. so that's $9,000 for that population, but for the 16,000, mostly asian pacific islander and latin hoe immigrant students they would lose $13,000 per year. >> we compare this with someone smb who does not speak english at all. these are the two parameters that we use. >> for this population roughly 21,000 people that are esl or getting some basic skels or high school equivalent, that is a huge population of the city that would suffer significantly in wage loss. >> that's an estimate of an individual worker if they were to have the skills or not. in terms of the larger impact we are asked to look at is two parameters. one is the federal and state grants that come into the city to city college. so this is actually based on their most recent financial statement for 2010-2011. in that year they received 188 million in grants. the other impact we looked at was on city employers. so, we were
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